hello, we are the essex blades rowing club

Rowing is a sport consisting of crews of up to 8 rowers and a cox in a shell (boat). There different styles of rowing; a Sweep where each person has one blade (oar) each and Sculling where each person has two blades. Race take places over a set distance, commonly raced over 2km and 5km on both river and man-made courses. The winning crew will hold the fastest time.

How many teams do we have?

We currently have a Men's team and Women's team that both compete in regional British Rowing events and BUCS Head/Regatta.


Recent honours?

Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2017/18
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2018/19


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Wellington Boots and/or sliders will make it easier for the crews to put the shells in the water.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times

Training is in full-swing for the 2019/20 academic year. Come & Try / Trial sessions have been held. We are currently running a Learn To Row program for novice rowers during the first term. This involves one water and one gym session per week. Alongside this, senior sessions are being held as per usual. If you wish to join the club, please contact us via our email or direct message us on Instagram @UERCLUB.




Club committee








treasurer & boat man



ciara baker

welfare officer


charity & fundraising officer

isobel hibbard

social secretary


women's captain


men's captain